Uptick Volume


DEFINITION of 'Uptick Volume'

The volume of shares of a security that are traded when the price is increasing. Uptick volume is used in trading strategies based on trends, with the difference between uptick volume and downtick volume referred to as the money flow. Stocks with positive momentum will trade at an increasing uptick volume as current trading prices are above the average price.

BREAKING DOWN 'Uptick Volume'

Uptick volume can be used in momentum trading or to be analyzed as resistance bands. In a scenario in which ticks are increasing, investors may look at a security as having more buyer demand than the number of shares being sold. This is a bullish strategy that depends on the continuous rise in prices.

  1. Uptick

    A transaction for a financial instrument that occurs at a higher ...
  2. Zero Uptick

    A transaction executed at the same price as the trade immediately ...
  3. Downtick Volume

    The share volume of a security that trades at a price lower than ...
  4. Net Volume

    A term in technical analysis that represents a security's uptick ...
  5. Downtick

    A transaction on an exchange that occurs at a price below the ...
  6. Up Volume

    A stock volume that closes at a price higher than the previous ...
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